The Groza is in an interesting spot in Warzone. It has a very competitive long-range time-to-kill, but more horizontal recoil than typical long-range Assault Rifles. It’s solid at close-range too but still comes nowhere close to the mighty Cold War AK-47. The Groza isn’t a meta-shattering weapon, but it’s entirely worth using and has a bit of a niche at mid-range. If you’re looking to try it out, we’re here to help with our guide to the best Groza loadouts in Warzone.
On this page:
- Best long-range Groza loadout
- Best sniper support Groza loadout
- Best Groza Perks and Equipment
- How to unlock the Groza
Best long-range Groza loadout in Warzone
Long-range has traditionally been a struggle for the Groza due to its high horizontal recoil. However, Season 4 Reloaded smoothed out one of those horizontal hitches in the pattern, much improving the Groza’s long-range prospects. It's no Krig 6, but it's still much better than it was. If you want to try it out, here’s our build.
- Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
- Barrel: Mil-Spec
- Optic: Axial Arms 3x
- Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
- Ammunition: 60 Round Mag
The GRU Suppressor and Mil-Spec Barrel will smooth the recoil out even more while adding some damage range and bullet velocity. Adding a Spetznaz Grip brings the recoil down another notch and should make it fairly controllable at range with some practice. Of course, to track distant targets you will want some zoom on your optic, so we’ve gone with an Axial Arms 3x. This is the most common choice for Cold War weapons right now, but it won’t hurt your build if you have a different preference. Finally, use the 60 Round Magazine for maximum damage output between reloads.
You do have a couple of barrel alternatives here as well. The VDV Reinforced is sort of a watered-down Mil-Spec, with lower range and recoil benefits offset by lower mobility and handling penalties. You can also go for the GRU Composite Barrel to avoid those penalties altogether. However, The Composite does not add any damage range, so it’s really better suited for close-range builds.
With a long-range build like this, it's best to go for an SMG. The Modern Warfare MP5 is very strong right now, and the new OTs 9 shreds in Solos. For more options, head to our guide to the best SMGs in Warzone.
Best sniper support Groza loadout in Warzone
The Groza isn’t exactly dominant as a sniper-support, but it does have a niche for itself. Its range holds up a bit longer than the meta-shaping Cold War AK-47, so you’ll actually drop mid-range opponents faster. Plus, it has slightly better mobility. Here’s the build:
- Muzzle: GRU Suppressor
- Barrel: GRU Composite
- Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
- Stock: Raider Stock
- Ammunition: 60 Round Mag
You should still use the GRU Suppressor, but pair it with a shorter GRU Composite Barrel. You’ll have great bullet velocity between the two, without the mobility penalties of heftier options. Next, use the good ol’ Tiger Team Spotlight and Raider Stock combo to achieve optimal mobility. You won’t quite have the speed of a sniper support Milano, but you’ll be quicker than AK-47 users. Finally, stick with the 60 Round Magazine. On some sniper supports you can get away with a smaller mag for faster ADS times, but with the Groza’s fire rate we prefer the extra shots.
You can try out a VDV Reinforced Barrel for a bit of range and recoil control. Your base movement speed won’t actually change, but your ADS movement speed will suffer. A 60 Round Fast Mag is worth a shot as well for faster reloads in close quarters. Give it a shot and see if you can stand the slower ADS time.
Its hard to call something a sniper support without a Sniper Rifle. For general purpose, on the move sniping go with a Swiss K31 or Kar98k. If you prefer long-distance, try the ZRG. Check out our guide to the best Sniper Rifles in Warzone for all the alternatives.
Best Groza loadout with Perks and Equipment
Here's all the info you need on maximising your Cold War loadouts, with the best Perks and Equipment being vital to your loadout. Here are our favourites:
- Perk 1: EOD
- Perk 2: Overkill/Ghost
- Perk 3: Amped
- Lethal: Semtex
- Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor/Stun Grenade
EOD is the standard blue perk, and will help you survive blasts from grenades or the dreaded Claymores. For perk two you always want Ghost, but Overkill can be nice to grab both of your weapons quicker. Just remember to get Ghost ASAP. Amped lets you swap between your Groza and your Sniper or SMG, which is vital if youre caught in a pinch or run out of ammo.
Semtex has sort of been the default lethal since the C4 nerfs. It will one-shot targets you stick, which is very nice. If vehicles are getting you down though, swap to Thermite Grenades or Proximity Mines. Finally, use a Heartbeat Sensor to track down targets, or Stun Grenades to lock them in pace. The choice here is merely a matter of playstyle.
How to unlock the Groza
Don't have a Groza around to kit out? We've got you covered. The Groza was once unlockable at Tier 31 on the Cold War Season 1 Battle Pass. If you missed out on that you'll need to get 3 or more kills with Assault Rifles without dying in either Warzone or Cold War Multiplayer. If you don't own Cold War, try Plunder and Rebirth Island to get more lives per game than your typical Battle Royale.